fruits of labor

the fruits of (one's) labor

The outcome or rewards of one's work or efforts. You worked hard this semester, and straight A's are the fruits of your labor. Please, have some fresh strawberries—they're the fruits of my labor in the garden.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fruits of one's labor(s)

Fig. the results of one's work. We displayed the fruits of our labor at the county fair. What have you accomplished? Where is the fruit of your labors?
See also: fruit, labor, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Our fruits of labor and even lives can be wiped away in a snap if we choose to be negligent.
However, the FLP believes that equal attention should be accorded (1) the economic and social freedoms, like the right to be free of hunger and want, to pursue entrepreneurship and innovation, and to conquer poverty through the rule of law; and (2) the corollary responsibility to share prosperity with the needy and to distribute equitably the fruits of labor and capital.
The Fruits of Labor design is from Glaser's collection with GoodWeave member company Lapchi LLC, and is Goodweave certified.
Major themes include class and gender differentiation in the countryside; divisions of access to land, divisions of labor, and divisions of the fruits of labor; property and its relationship to livelihood, wealth, and poverty; colonial legacies and the activities of states; paths of agrarian development and international markets for technologies, finance, and agricultural commodities; and relations of power and inequality, their contestation, and the violence often used to maintain them.
But then we have been through a period when the fruits of speculation have had more appeal than the fruits of labor. It reminds me of the Chinese proverb, "Man must sit with mouth open for long time before roast duck fly in."
The result, the year following his trip to China, was Staschke's introduction of his current series, The Fruits of Labor. Consisting of contemporary underglaze blue-and-white Chinese export porcelain vessels that have been combined with slipcast and constructed white stoneware elements, the sculptures are, significantly, half commodities and half creative responses to those commercial objects.
Triangle sponsored a concert by Fruits of Labor, the cultural group of the Black Workers for Justice, in preparation for the International Labor Tribunal to highlight the lack of labor rights around the world.
Glade Ross decries the "theft" of his "hard earned" fruits of labor. But it is a fact that a large proportion of the "fruits" of the tipper echelon of society are from dividends, capital gains, and tax breaks.
At the ideological level, Bruegel suggests, arguments for laissez-faire in commercial dealings took root as tools for restraining the influence of personal ties and preferences, but also came to combat "producerist" claims of equal rights to the fruits of labor.
It is said that elderly, spiritually inclined workers often buried silver coins with slogans on them near the early plantations at Darjeeling, to bring good luck to their fruits of labor. One such coin was found during replanting efforts at Steinthal -- "Chaakh Laagdo Jeevan 1852", meaning the "Flavor of Life 1852".
Examples already abound that characterize the fruits of labor of our dedicated and untiring correctional counselors, teachers, security staff and all the others who contribute so much.
Creative ideas will mature, eventually showcasing the fruits of labor and rewarding the company with true long-term profitability.
Securing the Fruits of Labor also examines the distribution of wealth as it relates to the rise and fall of political parties, the labor movement, and the anti-slavery movement and abolitionism.